Genevieve Lacey's Recorders

Genevieve Lacey's Recorders

Brisbane Recorders Conducted Monthly Afternoons 2021  - Sorry, these are cancelled for the remainder of 2021


1st Sunday of each month (except April /Easter and July /The Recorder weekend)  from 2-4pm*

 In 2021 there will be a conducted session for intermediate players and above each month. The first for this year was on 7th March. Please email via the contacts page if you are not on the mailing list.

Dates   (not April/Easter), 2nd May, 6th June, (*Not July), 1st Aug(cancelled due to Covid), 5th Sept, 3rd Oct, 7th Nov and 5th Dec. Please note your diaries

Times*  2-4 pm  

The Venue Wooloongabba   Further details will be advised on registration. 

Cost $15 per afternoon - see Payment and Registration below

To the Players   

Playing in a conducted group is a real joy, particularly when you are encouraged to explore a wider range of early and modern repertoire written for the recorder. It is a much better experience than just playing the notes. You will learn about the piece as well as playing it. Registration is essential to receive the music and soundfile.

  • Intermediate Players and above are those who can (at least) read music and play the notes well.
  • There are no/minimal places for those who only play descant/soprano, except if you are a highly qualified player. However, that would be highly unusual because good recorder players are expected to move between voices. There may be opportunity to move you to a lower voice (alto or tenor or bass) if you contact me on the contacts page.

The Music has been selected by the conductor for intermediate player levels and above with parts for more advanced players.

  • If you have any doubts or questions about your playing level please ask. Contact details are below.

Covid Industry Plan  - This event is operated under the current Qld Industry Plan checklist for events of this nature.This includes pre-registration, use of hand-sanitiser and social distancing etc. A copy of the checklist is available on request.

Registration  All players are asked to register and pay each month to meet the Covid contact requirements and obtain the music and sound file. Walkups are not permitted because of Covid requirements. There will be a emailed reminder sent out. Registration is by email if you will be attending.

New players (only) will need to include:

  • Your name, address and Phone number for the Contact list
  • recorder/musical background
  • assessment of your playing level (e.g.beginner, read music and know the notes, AMEB exams etc)
  • The recorder voices you play (SATB etc)
  • your preferred voice


Electronic transfer details are below. Those without access to electronic payments, let me know.  

A/c Brisbane Recorders BSB 124035  A/c No. 23026741    

Please note your name in receivers statement - and I also need an email please in case there is any problem.

What to Expect and What to Bring 

Players will be spaced in line with Covid requirements. Please expect to have your details checked and use the provided hand sanitiser etc before entry. If you are unwell or been exposed to Covid in the last 14 days, then please stay home. 

This is intended to be a low-no pressure adult learning environment  which means that new players will never be on their own. We start promptly so be seated and ready to play at 2pm. There will be a short break around 3pm. Please bring:

  • your music
  • floor stand
  • your recorder/s and stand if needed
  • something to mark your score (pencils should have a clip so they don't clatter to the floor
  • waterbottle and any supplies 

Printed music will not be available and we prefer to not share music or anything else because of Covid. 

Sorry, we are not providing tea or coffee, again because of Covid. There is a hot water urn and cold tap but no cups, utensils etc. 

Any questions, would you please contact me. Contact details are below.


The Conductor - Kathleen Williams

 Kathleen began musical life as a recorder player before transitioning to clarinet. She holds undergraduate and Masters degrees from the Queensland Conservatorium and a year on exchange with the Royal College of Music London. She has played with the Queensland and Australian Youth Orchestras, was selected for the World Youth Orchestra, and played professionally with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She has played concertos with the Conservatorium Symphony, Queensland Symphony Orchestra as a finalist in the instrumental section of the ABC Young Performer’s Awards and the Harlow Symphony Orchestra in the UK. In 2000 she placed second in the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition. 

She began playing recorder again in 2013 and has played with Brisbane Baroque Players, Queensland Baroque and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on this instrument. An interest in early clarinet has also led to her playing the chalumeau and an 1840s boxwood classical clarinet both of which she has played at various venues including regularly at Albert St Uniting Church and for the Early Music Society.        


If anyone would like to ask any question please contact me by email or m:0457895035

Thank you


Joanne McDiarmid 

Brisbane Recorders